The Value of the Vote

This is why, despite it all I’m proud of my country and her citizens.  This from the President’s State of the Union speech.

“We should follow the example of a North Miami woman named Desiline Victor. When she arrived at her polling place, she was told the wait to vote might be six hours. And as time ticked by, her concern was not with her tired body or aching feet, but whether folks like her would get to have their say. Hour after hour, a throng of people stayed in line in support of her. Because Desiline is 102 years old. And they erupted in cheers when she finally put on a sticker that read “I Voted.”

The citizens of this country deserve the right to have a say in their government without having to endure these kinds of impediments to the franchise.  And by damn, if this woman can do it there’s no excuse for any of us not to vote.

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